Gluten Free Bread with Herb Dipping Sauce

By Susan Gouveia

I love making fresh bread. The whole process is luxurious. My kitchen smells divine & baking it for guests is such a treat.  Lately, my body has seemed a bit more sensitive to products with gluten. Fortunately, we have options to wheat flours now. Garbanzo, brown rice, fava bean and potato flour are a few I have experimented with.  Some of my favorite ways to enjoy warm bread:  Fresh  butter  &  local honey or creating a “dipping” sauce filled with herbs & spices. Here are my original recipes. Try this

recipe, or purchase a gluten-free bread mix for your first time.

  • 2 cups rice flour (brown or white)
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum or xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 1 2/3 cups warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil or  melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature


  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs & 4-6 roasted garlic cloves cut into quarters.
  • 1 Tbsp of melted butter
  • Sesame seeds, cinnamon & sugar sprinkled on top, after bread has risen.


  1. Use the directions from your bread maker. Each one is different.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, melted butter, vinegar and put in bread maker pan
  3. Mix dry ingredients & put in bread maker pan after wet items.
  4. Sprinkle yeast over dry ingredients
  5. Turn on bread maker. I use the “Quick Bread” option which is about 90 minutes.
  6. Use spatula to scrape down sides & to make sure bread is kneading.
  7. Melt Tbsp of butter & add garlic and herbs, Pour over bread that is still kneading.
  8. Later, when bread has risen and has started to cook, open lid and sprinkle sesame seeds, cinnamon & sugar.

Herb Dipping Sauce


  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Maple syrup
  • Finely chopped herbs. I used garlic, oregano, sage, rosemary & chives
  • Salt, Pepper, cayenne

Pour equal amounts of  olive oil, balsamic & add maple syrup for desired sweetness.

Add your choice of minced herbs. Season to taste. Place in a bowl or dish next to bread. Have a spoon handy to mix sauce up & spoon on bread. Please let me know how it turns out!